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Auteur Film Series to Show 'The Killing Fields'

October 5, 2007 - The Collin College Auteur Film Series will show "The Killing Fields," Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the Angelika Film Center, located at The Shops at Legacy, 7205 Bishop Road in Plano.

The film is being show in conjunction with the college's Book-in-Common program, which is featuring "First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers," a memoir of the Killing Fields by Loung Ung.

In addition to the Angelika screening, the film will be shown at the three main Collin College Campuses:

• 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 11 -- Preston Ridge Campus, F249, located at 9700 Wade Blvd. in Frisco.

• 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12 -- Central Park Campus, Pike Hall, located at 2200 W. University Drive in McKinney.

• 1 p.m., Monday, Oct. 15 -- Spring Creek Campus, C104, located at 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano.

"The Killing Fields" follows New York Times journalist Sydney Schanberg and local representative Dith Pran as they investigate the successful coup by the communist Khmer Rouge and the subsequent starvation and murder of millions of Cambodians.

All films will be followed by a panel discussion led by Collin College faculty and staff. The film is rated PG and runs 141 minutes.

All films shown at the college are free and open to the public. Screenings at the Angelika Film Center are free for Collin College faculty, staff and students and $5 for members of the community.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the film starts at 7 p.m. Seating is limited and some material may not be suitable for all audiences.

This year's Auteur Film Series theme is "Secrets, Deceptions and Epiphanies: Fruit from the Cinematic Tree of Knowledge." The series supports the college-wide theme of "knowledge," which it shares with Center for Scholarly and Civic Engagement's Distinguished Speaker Series.

Education Through Film is a collaboration between the Auteur Film Series and the Center for Scholarly and Civic Engagement.

For more information about the Auteur Film Series, visit or contact Dr. Carolyn Perry at

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